Parisi Prosecutes Pistol Packing Punk on Probation

Modified: November 27, 2013 2:35pm


Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 18 year-old Raekwon Barnes of 38 Alexander Avenue, Buffalo, was convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, as charged, after a three day jury trial in before Erie County Court Judge Thomas Franczyk. 

The charge arose from an incident on December 15, 2012, in which Barnes was walking on Nevada Street in the City of Buffalo and carrying a loaded and operable .380 Caliber Remington Arms semi-automatic pistol.  The arrest was made by Buffalo Police Officers Michael Acquino and Mark Hamilton. The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Paul Parisi, who is a member of DA Sedita’s Tactical Prosecution Unit.

Barnes, who was on probation for a previous firearms conviction, faces a maximum prison term of 15 years when he is sentenced on November 26, 2013 before front of Judge Franczyk.